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Ferries


A ferry is a merchant vessel used to carry passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water. Most ferries operate regular return services. The term ‘ferries’ on this website covers passenger only vessels, train ferries, car ferries, freight ferries and highspeed vessels such as hovercraft, jetfoils and catamarans.

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MV Stena Traveller (1992) – Past and Present

MV Patria Seaways, ex Lisco Patria, TT Traveller, Stena Traveller, TT Traveller, Stena Traveller – Steel motor vessel, built by Bruces Verkstad AB, Landskrona , Sweden (Yard No. 21) and fitted out by Mekaniske Verksted, Trondheim, Norway (Yard No. 51) in 1992 as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry, for Stena Rederi AB, Goteborg.

© Patrick Hill

MV Leopard – Past and Present

MV Talya I, ex Countess M, Leopard – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1968 by Ateliers et Chantiers de Bretagne, Nantes (Yard No. 16/109), fitted out at Dubigeon-Normandie S.A., Nantes as a passenger and vehicle ferry.

© Brian Fisher

MV Dragon – Past and Present

MV Millennium Express II, ex Ionic Ferry, Dragon – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1967 by Ateliers et Chantiers de Bretagne, Nantes (Yard No. 16/108), fitted out at Dubigeon-Normandie S.A., Nantes (Yard No 824) as a passenger and vehicle ferry

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MV Speedlink Vanguard – Past and Present

MV Boa Vista, ex Bonavista, Normandie Shipper, Kirk Shipper, Stena Shipper, Karibe Express, Speedlink Vanguard, Stena Shipper, Alpha Express, Union Wellington, Stena Shipper – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1973 by A Vuyk & Zonen’s Scheepswerven B.V Capelle a/d, Ijssel, Holland, (Yard No. 864), for Stena Ab, Göteborg as a roll-on/roll-off vehicle ferry

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MV Sally Eurobridge – Past and Present

MV Riverdance, ex Sally Eurobridge, Schiaffino – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1977 by Rickmers Werft, GmbH, Bremerhaven, Germany (Yard No. 389), for Oskar Wehr KG, Hamburg as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry.

© Andreas Wörteler

MV Ostend Way – Past and Present

MV Bostan N, ex Ostend Way, Sapphire, Rovinga, Azua, Rovinga, Balder Vinga – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1980 by Karlskronavarvet AB, Karlskrona, Sweden (Yard No. 398), for Engström & Larson, Lysekil, Sweden as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry.

© Andreas Wörteler

MV Ipswich Way – Past and Present

MV Istanbul N, ex Ipswich Way, Rodona, Balder Dona – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1980 by Karlskronavarvet AB, Karlskrona, Sweden (Yard No. 397), for Engström & Larson, Lysekil, Sweden as a passenger and commercial vehicle ferry.

© Carsten Dettmer

MV Stena Europe – Past and Present

MV Stena Europe, ex Lion Europe, Stena Saga, Kronprinsessan Victoria – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1981 by Götaverken Arendal Ab Göteborg (Yard No. 908), for Rederi Ab Göteborg – Frederikshavns Linjen, Göteborg as a passenger and vehicle ferry

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TS Sambur – Past and Present

TS Sambur, ex HMS Toreador, HMS Sambur, Sambur – Steel twin screw turbine vessel, built in 1925 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Newcastle (Yard No. 1206), for Great Western Railway (British Railways).

National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

TS Roebuck (II) – Past and Present

TS Roebuck (II), ex HMS Roebuck II, HMS Roebuck, Roebuck – Steel twin screw turbine vessel, built in 1925 by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Newcastle (Yard No. 1204), for Great Western Railway (British Railways).

TS St Julien - Past and Present

TS St Julien – Past and Present

TS St Julien, ex Hospital Carrier 29, St Julien – Steel twin screw turbine vessel, built in 1925 by John Brown & Company Ltd., Clydebank (Yard No. 509), for the Great Western Railway.

© National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

TS St Helier – Past and Present

TS St Helier, ex HMS St Helier, St Helier – Steel twin screw turbine vessel, built in 1925 by John Brown & Company Ltd., Clydebank (Yard No. 510), for the Great Western Railway (British Railways).

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